On This Day

1415 in History

Events in History

  • May 4 Religious reformers John Wycliffe and Jan Hus are condemned as heretics at the Council of Constance
  • May 29 Pope John XXIII [Baldassare Cossa] formally deposed as Pope at the Conference of Constance, Germany, after he had fled the town in disguise
  • Jul 4 Angelo Correr renounces his claim to the Papacy as Pope Gregory XII
  • Jul 6 Bohemian religious reformer Jan Hus is burned at the stake in Constance, Germany
  • Aug 13 King Henry V of England land army at the mouth of Seine River
  • Oct 25 Battle of Agincourt: Henry V's forces defeat larger French army and the longbow defeats the armoured knight
  • Oct 25 John IV van Bourgondy becomes Duke of Brabant and Limburg

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 10 Vasili II 'the Blind' Grand Prince of Moscow (1425-62) (d. 1462)
  • May 3 Cecily Neville, mother of Edward IV of England and Richard III of England, born in Raby Castle, Durham, England (d. 1495)
  • Sep 21 Frederick III of Innsbruck, German Emperor (1440-1493), born in Innsbruck, Tyrol (d. 1493)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 15 Manuel Chrysoloras, Greek humanist & grammarian, dies at 60
  • Jul 6 Jan Hus, Bohemian religious reformer burned for heresy by the Church at Constance, Germany (b. 1369)
  • Jul 19 Philippa of Lancaster, Queen of Portugal as wife of King John I (1387-1415), dies at 55
  • Oct 13 Thomas FitzAlan, 12th Earl of Arundel, English military leader (b. 1381)
  • Oct 25 Anton van Bourgondie, French son of Philip the Stout, dies at 31
  • Oct 25 Eduard, duke of York, dies at 45
  • Oct 25 Philip of Nevers, French earl, dies at the Battle of Agincourt
  • Oct 25 Robert of Bar, French knight, dies at the Battle of Agincourt